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Regulation No. 6 establishing emission standards for acceptable content of hazardous and dangerous substances in waste water discharged into water bodies.

Document type
2000 (2004)
Original source
State Gazette No. 97, 28 November 2000.
Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Effluent waste water/discharge Freshwater pollution Hazardous substances Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources Monitoring Environmental standards Standards Protection of environment Waste disposal Pollution control
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The Regulation enters into force on 28 November 2000.

The Regulation establishes emission standards for hazardous and dangerous substances contained in waste water discharged in water bodies in order to prevent, eliminate or reduce water pollution. The text of the Regulation is divided into five Chapters, Additional, Transitional and Final Provisions and five Annexes. The Chapters deal the following: general requirements (1); emission standards for admissible content of dangerous substances contained in industrial waste water and discharge standards for waste water coming from urban wastewater treatment plants (3); emission standards for some industry sectors (4); monitoring systems (5). All definitions are given in the additional provisions. Schedule I contains a list of dangerous substances. Schedule II prescribes the standards for mercury contents. Schedule III specifies maximum content of, among others, Cadmium, HCH, CC14, DDT, aldrine, dieldrine. Schedule IV sets out the criteria for the identification of sensitive and less sensitive areas and Schedule V defines the emission standards for waste water deriving from the industry sector.

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References - Legislation


Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment.

Legislation | European Union | 1991

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater pollution, Surface water, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Basin/catchment/watershed, Inland waters


Council Directive 76/464/EEC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community.

Legislation | European Union | 1976

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Authorization/permit, Freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards


Water Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1999 (2023)

Keyword: Framework law, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Water supply, Water quality standards, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Servitude, Water users' associations, River basin institution, Sewerage, Surface water, Groundwater, Basin/catchment/watershed, Pollution control, Inland waters